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Bemidji police investigating impersonator

The Bemidji Police Department is currently investigating suspicious phone calls made by an unknown male subject. The Bemidji Police Department received 5 complaints on March 10th, 2013 in which a male subject called local businesses and identified himself a police officer. Each time the subject spoke with female employees and asked for personal information such as an address, phone number and their physical descriptions.

The Bemidji Police Department recommends not providing personal information to people over the phone. If someone identifies themselves as a police officer, their questions will be of a professional nature and the officer will be able to provide identifying information. If you have doubts about an officer’s identity, contact your local law enforcement agency.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Bemidji Police Department at 218-333-9111.

Captain James Marcotte

Bemidji Police Department

613 Minnesota Ave NW

Bemidji, MN 56601


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